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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments

A few hours after the meteor strike in Russia, another space rock decided to join the party, but this time in the great old state of California. Luckily, it didn't make impact, in fact it probably didn't even enter the earth's atmosphere, but a number of people began tweeting their experience in fear. Now, the details are a bit sketchy but many legit news sources such as Mashable states that it was in fact a meteor. Now if you don't know the difference between an asteroid and a meteor, an asteroid is a space rock outside of the earth's atmosphere while a meteor is a space rock that has entered the earth's atmosphere: BASICALLY.

Many residents of California claimed to have seen a flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area on Friday night. On the same Friday that the meteor had hit Russia.

But while the Russian meteor injured more than 1,000 people after exploding hours earlier, the fireball in California was not as noteworthy, Mike Hankey, operations manager for the American Meteor Society, told the AP.

"Fireballs happen every single night, all around the world," he said.

YouTube user caiden915x posted a video of the shooting star, above, after spotting it while on the road: "We see a bright blue shooting star (meteor) fly across towards the Peninsula. Looked amazing in person!"


This seems like some really scary stuff. Hopefully that would be the last meteor scare in a long while. It's almost as if space is trying to pummel us with rocks. Anyway, thank God it was just a shooting star over California and not another meteor.

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